Last week I talked about Calendar Blocking because it is really a game changer! But now it seems like there’s a new level of time blocking called Time Batching and I’m here to see the differences and how we can actually use them together to slay our game!
What is Time Batching?
Time Batching is putting similar tasks together to get the most out of your focus. For eg. I’ve planned my blog content creation on wednesday, so since I’m already writing on my blog, why not batch another blog post during the same day?! (and that’s what I’m doing right now!)
You can batch tasks in two ways: by action and by context.
Batching by action
As I said in my last example, I’m doing a specific task knowing that in a few days I will have to do it again, so why not do both today?
You don’t start your washing machine for each dirty shirt you put in the laundry basket but you wait for it to be full and do one big wash, right? So why not do the same with your tasks?!ù
Batching by context
This means doing the tasks that are related to the same location or situation, together.
For eg. I have to buy a new mascara, wash my car and do grocery shopping. Each of these tasks requires me to be out of my house, so I can batch them together and plan them for the same afternoon/morning, instead of doing them in three separate days.
Do you really need to choose between Time Blocking and Time Batching?
I think they’re both great tools to upgrade your productivity and together, they are going to let you have more free time while having completed all your tasks.
So I really recommend you use both in your calendar and that’s all you’re going to need for your business and personal productivity!